LIT Gaelic Grounds to continue as Covid-19 Test Centre and host GAA matches

Posted in Governance and administration on July 10th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“The LIT Gaelic Grounds is to remain a Covid-19 Test Centre when Limerick GAA competitive fixtures return next week. For the coming months, the Ennis Road venue will uniquely play host to hurling and football matches and a Covid-19 testing facility …” (more)

[Jerome O’Connell, Limerick Leader, 9 July]

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LIT President Vincent Cunnane

Posted in Governance and administration on June 24th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“LIT President Vincent Cunnane joined Gavin on Wednesday’s Morning Focus to outline what education will look like when students return, and to discuss some funding issues in third level education …” (audio)

[Clare FM, 24 June]

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Limerick Institute of Technology unveils roadmap to reopening its campuses

Posted in Governance and administration, Teaching on May 29th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“Limerick Institute of Technology has unveiled the roadmap to reopening its campuses and outlined preliminary plans for the new 2020-2021 academic year. The institute of technology which has campuses in Limerick, Tipperary and Clare, has operated its teaching, learning and administrative work through essentially online means since the introduction of Covid-19 restrictions on March 12 …” (more)

[Donal O’Regan, Limerick Leader, 29 May]

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Limerick student village plan goes back to An Bord Pleanala

Posted in Governance and administration on May 19th, 2020 by steve

“Multi-million euro proposals to transform a long-derelict site opposite Punch’s Cross are back on the table. Despite ambitions proposals for a huge student halls and build-to-rent residential development being rejected by An Bord Pleanala last year, Cloncarragh Developments are back with a similar project at the old Dan Ryan garage site on one of the key routes into the city …” (more)

[Nick Rabbitts, Limerick Leader, 19 May]

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LIT Gaelic Grounds to be drive-through testing centre for Covid-19

Posted in Governance and administration on March 20th, 2020 by steve

“The LIT Gaelic Grounds is to become a new drive-through testing centre for the Covid-19 coronavirus, it has been confirmed this Friday afternoon …” (more)

[Fintan Walsh, Limerick Leader, 20 March]

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Planning Crisis-Induced Online Support at Third Level #coronavirus

Posted in Governance and administration, Teaching on March 13th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“I sat in a TippFM Roadcaster as information trickled in from the States where An Taoiseach laid out plan to self-isolate the Republic of Ireland. Some of his guidance was already in place on the Clonmel Digital campus in the form of warning signs and planning to cancel face-to-face meetings with students …” (more)

[Bernie Goldbach, Inside View, 12 March]

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Group of students in Limerick told to self isolate as precaution over spread of coronavirus

Posted in Governance and administration on March 6th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“A number of students in Limerick have been told to self isolate following confirmation this Thursday that there are four patients with the coronavirus receiving treatment in a local hospital. In a notice circulated, students from a specific course have been told to ‘self isolate immediately’ until Thursday March 12 …” (more)

[Ryan O’Rourke, Limerick Leader, 5 March]

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No confirmed cases of the coronavirus in Limerick Institute of Technology

Posted in Governance and administration on March 6th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“There are no confirmed cases of the coronavirus on any of Limerick Institute of Technology campuses, according to a spokesperson from the college. The announcement comes in the wake of a number of rumours that were circulating social media this Thursday. LIT remains open and all classes will continue as usual, the spokesperson also stated …” (more)

[Ryan O’Rourke, Limerick Leader, 5 March]

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Limerick Institute of Technology president takes up office as Chair of THEA board for 2020

Posted in Governance and administration on January 2nd, 2020 by steve

Ireland“President of Limerick Institute of Technology, Professor Vincent Cunnane, assumes the chair of THEA for the 50th anniversary year of Technological Higher Education in Ireland. The Technological Higher Education Association is the representative advocacy body for Ireland’s technological higher education institutions …” (more)

[Limerick Post, 2 January]

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Limerick Institute of Technology officially opens Ennis campus

Posted in Governance and administration on December 16th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“Limerick Institute of Technology’s (LIT) newest campus, situated on Bindon Street, Ennis, Co Clare, was officially opened today by Minister Pat Breen TD …” (more)

[Limerick Post, 16 December]

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New Chair of Governing Body of LIT

Posted in Governance and administration on November 29th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“Today on Morning Focus, Tony Brazil joined Pat on-air as he has been appointed as the new chair of Limerick Institute of Technologies Governing Body. He also spoke about the expansion of LIT campuses to here in Ennis …” (more, audio)

[clare.fm, 28 November]

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Technological Universities – Athlone IT and Limerick IT

Posted in Governance and administration on October 24th, 2019 by steve

IrelandWillie Penrose (Longford-Westmeath, Labour): To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if he has received an application from Athlone Institute of Technology and Limerick Institute of Technology to come together to form a new technological university for the region pursuant to the Technological University Act 2018; when a decision will be made thereon; and if he will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil written answers, 22 October]

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Two more institutes of technology come together with aim of becoming a technological university

Posted in Governance and administration on October 16th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“Two more institutes of technology are coming together with a view to becoming a technological university (TU). Limerick IT and Athlone IT are forming a consortium to develop a Technological University for the Mid-West and Midlands …” (more)

[Katherine Donnelly, Independent, 15 October]

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Limerick Institute of Technology to form technological university consortium with Athlone IT

Posted in Governance and administration on October 15th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“Limerick Institute of Technology (LIT) has moved a step closer to developing a new technological university (TU) for the Mid-West region. LIT has announced that it is forming a consortium with Athlone Institute of Technology (AIT) to form a new TU in the Mid-West and Midlands …” (more)

[Fintan Walsh, Limerick Leader, 15 October]

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€30m 326-bed student complex in Limerick city rejected by An Bord Pleanala

Posted in Governance and administration on October 3rd, 2019 by steve

Ireland“A €30m proposal to develop a 326-bed student complex in Limerick city has been rejected by An Bord Pleanala for environmental and conservation reasons. Planning permission was sought for the towering development at the site of the former Dan Ryan’s garage at Punches Cross …” (more)

[Fintan Walsh, Limerick Leader, 3 October]

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Over 140 sign petition against Limerick student halls plans

Posted in Governance and administration on August 11th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“More than 140 people have signed a petition against plans for a €30m student village opposite Punch’s Cross. The proposals for 326 bedspaces through 100 apartments and 30 buy-to-rent units are currently being decided An Bord Pleanala, having skipped local planners due to the fact more than 100 living spaces are being provided …” (more)

[Nick Rabbitts, Limerick Leader, 10 August]

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Chips are down over Punches Cross student apartments plan

Posted in Governance and administration on August 1st, 2019 by steve

Ireland“No off licence or fast food outlets will be tolerated at a proposed student accommodation development at Punches Cross. That was the strong message from Labour Party councillor Joe Leddin at a special meeting in City Hall about the 100-apartment development this Monday …” (more)

[Alan Jacques, Limerick Post, 1 August]

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Application for major student accommodation in Limerick city ‘incompleted’

Posted in Governance and administration on July 19th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“Developers will still bid to build a six-storey student complex on the northside, despite its existing planning application rejected for being incomplete. As revealed by the Limerick Leader this week Shelbourne Medical Properties is seeking to invest millions of euro to knock the old Hassett’s Pub at Hassett’s Cross and replace it with a towering apartment complex …” (more)

[Nick Rabbitts, Limerick Leader, 19 July]

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Ministers invite expressions of interest to fill chairperson vacancies on the governing bodies of Limerick IT and Dundalk IT

Posted in Governance and administration on June 10th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“The Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh TD and the Minister for Higher Education Mary Mitchell O’Connor TD today (Monday 10 June) invited expressions of interest from suitably qualified and experienced persons to fill vacancies of chairperson of Dundalk Institute of Technology (DKIT) and chairperson of Limerick Institute of Technology (LIT) …” (more)

[Department of Education and Skills, 10 June]

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Staff at Limerick colleges get notice about new moves on co-operation

Posted in Governance and administration on April 5th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“All staff at University of Limerick, LIT and Mary Immaculate college have received communication this Friday from the three presidents informing them that an Oxford professor is to help the three colleges facilitate ‘maximum co-operation’ …” (more)

[Jess Casey, Limerick Leader, 5 April]

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